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post #6211 of 6529
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Originally Posted by OlafG View Post

Soles on my 1000 miles are wearing thin on right outside. I wonder when I need to resole. I got them in august so they are less than a year old.

Get them resoled and have some Topy's applied if you are concerned about wear rate
post #6212 of 6529

I used to have Topys on them, but the cobbler did a shitty job and they came off after about three months.

post #6213 of 6529
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Originally Posted by OlafG View Post

I used to have Topys on them, but the cobbler did a shitty job and they came off after about three months.

Look for another cobbler.
post #6214 of 6529
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Originally Posted by OlafG View Post

I used to have Topys on them, but the cobbler did a shitty job and they came off after about three months.
Probably why they've worn out fast too...the cobbler has to sand the leather sole slightly before applying the glue and topy. Get a new cobbler...as said previously.
post #6215 of 6529
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post


Did you read this in it's entirety? From what you're describing you are most likely wearing the wrong size.

http://cranesboots.com/getting-right-size/

and the tornado sale is still on...

Magic word is TORNADO20

http://cranesboots.com/store/products/

Thanks, and you're right.  I've got the wrong size.

 

I've returned the 9's to Amazon and have ordered the 9.5 from Cranes!  Thanks for the magic word!

post #6216 of 6529

So I see that people recommend conditioning the leather sole, and also that the leather sole will not take a topy well once conditioned (or in general because it is already so oily).  What's the best route?  Conditioning and then wearing down the leather with a bit of natural wear before topy?  Cobbler sanding?  Not conditioning the sole?

post #6217 of 6529

No one recommends conditioning the sole

post #6218 of 6529
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Originally Posted by rutabaga View Post

No one recommends conditioning the sole

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgYle0NDw9o#t=196
post #6219 of 6529
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Originally Posted by 7strung View Post

So I see that people recommend conditioning the leather sole, and also that the leather sole will not take a topy well once conditioned (or in general because it is already so oily).  What's the best route?  Conditioning and then wearing down the leather with a bit of natural wear before topy?  Cobbler sanding?  Not conditioning the sole?

I always wear unconditioned for a few days and then go to cobbler for Topy application.
post #6220 of 6529
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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post

I always wear unconditioned for a few days and then go to cobbler for Topy application.

So just being pedantic, then?
post #6221 of 6529
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Originally Posted by rutabaga View Post

So just being pedantic, then?

About what ?
post #6222 of 6529

I got a response from Nick Horween on my boots. @Froosh

 

I made it clear to him I was not complaining to him or looking for anything other than advice on what to expect and any solutions. Seems like a nice guy.

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Thanks for the message. The finish is coming right off of those...
 
There are a few things that can cause this, and there's really no fix beyond what you're doing. Just continue to beat them up and you can apply black anywhere that you need to. Here's a good brand of dye that's $2 for 4 oz: http://www.amazon.com/Fiebings-Leather-Dye/dp/B004L5R1DY
 
If you don't want to wait, you can speed up the process by stripping the areas that are shedding finish. Either way, it's only the very surface that is showing cosmetic issues - the underlying leather will perform and last just as in the other pairs that you have.
 
Sorry to not have better news for you!
 
Best,
Nick Horween

 

I'm just going to keep them. So far I think I am enjoying them more than my Austens or my originals....dont know why more people don't seem to buy the courtlands

post #6223 of 6529
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Originally Posted by Whats Up View Post

Thanks, and you're right.  I've got the wrong size.

I've returned the 9's to Amazon and have ordered the 9.5 from Cranes!  Thanks for the magic word!

Hey, no problem and thanks for the order.

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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post

I always wear unconditioned for a few days and then go to cobbler for Topy application.

I do the same thing but I wear them for a month or two then get it done.

I have more severe weather coming in this weekend so the TORNADO20 special is still on.
post #6224 of 6529
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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post


About what ?

 

It's not worth dissecting. My apologies to you. On with the thread.

post #6225 of 6529

Just closed the deal on a pair of Tan Addisons. I plan on giving them a good scrub with Lexol pH cleaner, giving them a coat or two of Meltonian London Tan shoe cream (a nice reddish, medium brown) and then following Crane's method of Obernauf's. I will make sure to post the results incase anybody else is interested in this.

 

Also, I was able to get Nordstrom to price match a pair of boots that's greatly discounted right now and wanted to let everyone know about it. The amazon store F.S. Fashion sells many different Wolverine boot models at a hefty discount (I got my Addisons for 260 shipped). I asked F.S. Fashion if they sell factory second, and they told me they didn't -- several posts on here as well as Reddit lead me to believe they're lying about that. Nordstrom will price match this discount though, I had to try a few different representatives to get them to go through with it, but it eventually worked!

 

Cheers!

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